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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA FanDuel Optimizer.

PG Derrick Rose
PG Kemba Walker
SG Rodney McGruder
SG Wayne Ellington
SF Joe Ingles
SF Josh Richardson
PF Jayson Tatum
PF Domantas Sabonis
C Andre Drummond
Salary $59,900
Expected Points 298.1

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Wall WAS $9,900 44.45 4.49
Ben Simmons PHI $9,700 43.21 4.45
Kemba Walker CHA $8,600 41.79 4.86
De’Aaron Fox SAC $7,500 35.77 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derrick Rose MIN $6,000 31.57 5.26
Tyler Johnson MIA $4,700 23.26 4.95
Kemba Walker CHA $8,600 41.79 4.86
Terry Rozier BOS $6,200 29.71 4.79

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Oladipo IND $9,000 43.01 4.78
Jimmy Butler MIN $9,500 39.82 4.19
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,800 36.28 4.12
Buddy Hield SAC $7,400 35.61 4.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodney McGruder MIA $4,900 28.45 5.81
Wayne Ellington MIA $3,800 21.49 5.66
Iman Shumpert SAC $3,700 18.97 5.13
Jaylen Brown BOS $5,000 24.66 4.93

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Richardson MIA $7,600 34.77 4.58
Robert Covington PHI $6,600 30.61 4.64
Nicolas Batum CHA $6,000 28.70 4.78
Joe Ingles UTA $5,700 28.33 4.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Ingles UTA $5,700 28.33 4.97
Kelly Oubre Jr. WAS $4,500 21.61 4.80
Nicolas Batum CHA $6,000 28.70 4.78
Robert Covington PHI $6,600 30.61 4.64

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Griffin DET $9,800 42.94 4.38
Aaron Gordon ORL $7,900 33.99 4.30
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,500 33.53 5.16
Jayson Tatum BOS $6,600 30.43 4.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Domantas Sabonis IND $6,500 33.53 5.16
Marvin Bagley III SAC $4,900 23.82 4.86
Paul Millsap DEN $5,600 26.88 4.80
Taj Gibson MIN $5,300 25.09 4.73

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joel Embiid PHI $11,000 50.28 4.57
Andre Drummond DET $10,200 47.74 4.68
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,300 44.98 4.84
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,600 44.09 4.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dwight Howard WAS $6,900 33.82 4.90
Alex Len ATL $4,900 23.81 4.86
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,300 44.98 4.84
Al Horford BOS $6,600 31.88 4.83

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.